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Product Engineering

Aras Product Engineering enables you to define and manage product information across the lifecycle, for products from complicated electro-mechanical systems to SKU-based products with flat parts lists.

With Aras Product Engineering, your company can improve the management of BOMs, parts and engineering change processes to develop better products faster while reducing costs due to scrap and rework.

In Aras Product Engineering we embedded industry best practices in a full-featured, out of the box application that is easy to tailor to your business needs.

Functionality & Features

Bill of Materials (BOM) & Parts

  • Multi-level Indented BOMs
  • Item-based Product Structures
  • BOM Redlining
  • BOM Compare
  • Automatic Part Numbering
  • Part & BOM Release
  • Quantity Roll-up Parts Lists
  • Alternates & Substitutes
  • Reference Designators
  • Make vs. Buy Parts
  • Approved Vendor / Manufacturer List (AVL / AML)
  • Design-to-Goal
  • Target-Estimated-Calculated-Actual Costing
  • BOM Reports


  • Document Numbering & Versioning
  • File Association
  • Native File & Viewable (PDF, other)
  • Release Management
  • Change History
  • Pending Changes
  • Templates

Change Management

  • ECR / ECN / ECO / MCO / DCO
  • Graphical Online Change Processes
  • Multiple Affected Items
  • Where-Used
  • Impact Analysis
  • Cost of Proposed Change
  • Effectivity & Release Date
  • Fast Track Option
  • Role-based Assignments
  • Escalation
  • Delegation
  • Group Voting / Weighted Voting
  • Executive Veto
  • 2 Factor Authentication Option

CAD Documents & Drawings

  • MCAD Connectors for CATIA, NX, Creo Parametric | Pro/ENGINEER, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Inventor, AutoCAD
  • ECAD Connectors for Allegro, OrCAD, DxDesigner, PADS, Altium Designer, CR-5000 / 3000, CADSTAR, AutoCAD Electrical
  • Work In Process CAD File Vaulting
  • Release Management for CAD Models & Drawings
  • Integrated Change Management


  • Item Classification
  • Revision & Version Control
  • File Check In / Check Out
  • Distributed & Replicated File Vaulting
  • Item Lock / Unlock
  • Item & File Relationships
  • Lifecycle States
  • Workflow
  • Effectivity
  • Email Notifications & Alerts
  • Simple Search
  • Parametric Search
  • Reports & Custom Reporting
  • Integration & Federation
  • Role-based Security
  • Audit Trail

Flexibility & Highlights

  • Custom BOM views – Multiple, customizable bills of materials views with expand / collapse, redlining, compare and other key capabilities
  • Part / document / item numbering – Use any custom numbering sequence, no matter how complex or simple such as intelligent alpha-numeric and dash numbering
  • Revision & versioning schemes – Apply any combination of different revision and versioning schemes to parts, documents, drawings, CAD models and other item types
  • Form layout – Drag & drop modification of all forms including parts, documents, ECOs and more
  • User-defined attributes – Add and change unlimited item properties and fields easily
  • Required & optional fields – Redefine required and optional fields
  • Multilingual capabilities – Supports all Unicode character sets, including double byte Chinese, Japanese and Korean ideographs and more than 500 other languages
  • Custom classification – Add, change or delete class types and create class hierarchies
  • Lifecycle states – Change existing lifecycle structures on an item by item basis or create new lifecycle maps
  • Change workflows – Add steps, create branches, define parallel paths and more to support complicated change processes
  • Business rules – Modify business logic on existing workflows, lifecycles, forms and items to automate specialized processes
  • Integration – Securely connect bi-directionally to other enterprise systems for integrated change workflows, BOMs, parts, documents and other items
  • Configurable security – Compliance-grade security with roles and groups for need-to-know level permissions
  • Reports – Create custom one-click reports that download in Excel, Word, PDF, HTML and other formats